Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A BP Companion c'est Finis - and a Drawing!!

GR&DF I do thank you all for the kind comments for yesterdays post - and the who hounds thank you also - those little bundles of delicious cute-a-tude relish any and all love thrown at them!!


Well, last night I put the final stitches into a mega WIP - here is a snap...... from the left



and from the right....



and here is a full frontal shot.... ( jeez this sounds like stitching porn!!)

April 22, 2008- June 22, 2010

Beatrix Potter Companion Quaker Sampler - Needleprint -
32ct Mystery Over-dyed Linen - Belle Soie "Moss" silk

I couldn't believe that I started this back in 2008 ( I had to dig back through my posts to find the start date and was dumbfounded!!) - this had really sat around in the basket languishing for attention!! I decided to fill the wreaths with my parents and paternal- grand parents initials and the years they were married. I also added my initials and a 2010 date mark.

This was a really nice piece to work on - but I am happy to have it done and rolled away with my other finishes - I think the guilt of seeing it not worked on kind of gets to me after a while. I also found that in my continual panic to not run out of silk - that I had purchased and additional 6 skeins of "Moss." It is a really great gray colour that I will put to use in some other projects.

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I had a couple of comments/questions yesterday - I usually do some stitching every evening - now that can be from a hour to all evening which would run into 4 or sometimes 5 hours, but I usually feel the need to put a needle in my hand every day, just to keep my sanity if for no other reason. Rico does no needlework, he can identify an needle and thread but beyond that he is pretty useless domestically - I do all the mending with needle and thread at our house - he has two hobbies 1) his cell phone and 2) Face Book - two things that just push me over the edge and I avoid at great cost. I hardly ever - like never - have my cell phone even turned on much less on my person and I avoid the computer away from work like the plague and do not have a Facebook page - I have this here Blog and enjoy what I do here.

The BBD #40 being the last one - I am sure I read - but at the moment can not remember where - that this was to be the last one - my recollection also has a bit about -they may release some LF later on but for now its a wrap. Since they are so very busy with teaching at different places - and are now working on the AotH series - and- all the great Quilt books and stuff I certainly couldn't see them putting out any LF anytime soon. It would be great for other LF to come out - but they can only do so much.

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- THE DRAWING -

With the finish of BP Companion - I now have a chart that I will never restitch - so let's have a Drawing. If you would like to have this chart for your very own to stitch just leave a comment on this post only - mention in the post that you want to be in the drawing - and I will get the BoD out and draw a name on this Sunday - June 27, 2010 - announcing the winner on Monday. You do not have to be a follower, or a commenter or have a Blog or even live in the US - All you have to do is comment on this post and have an address somewhere on the planet that I can mail the chart to. Remember that along the folds it is a bit worn - from folding and re-folding ( a hazard of the Needleprint charts), but the chart is perfectly fine and can certainly be stitched from again.


There you go sports fans - Thank you again for stopping by a continuing to make this a bright spot in an otherwise bleak world!!!!

Take care,
edgar

64 comments:

Vanessa said...

Your work is beautiful, very calming colors. I would love to be entered in your drawing.

Nicola said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

BrendaS said...

Your piece came out beautiful! I'm sure it's even better IRL.

I would love a chance to win the chart.

Mary said...

Beautiful stitching as usual! A lovely design and I'd love to win it. Please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks.

Sharlotte said...

Very lovely Edgar! Why of course I would love to enter your drawing!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Congrats on a perfectly stunning treasure... and W A H O O!!! Plz include me with the others for a chance, good luck to all and thx.

Kat said...

Stitching porn indeed! Every time you post a finish, I am in awe. Such beautiful and FAST stitching! I'd love to be entered in your drawing, and am anxious to see what you stitch next!

~Kat

Lisa said...

Congratulations on the finish. It does look amazing! I would love to be entered into this drawing!
Thank you and enjoy your day!

Berit said...

What a beautiful finish! I have one or two wips, in particular, that are just beginning to nag at me, lol! Need to get 'em finished up.

Thanks for sharing what you heard about LF, Edgar. 40 does make a nice round number to stop at, though.

That's a cute bit of story about you hoarding up the "Moss"; it IS such a pretty color.

Re: Rico and the Facebook/Phone, UGH! I still don't (and won't) have a FB page and I mostly can't abide the phone.

I have been using it to take my stitching pics recently, though.

Kristen said...

Ooh, Edgar, beautiful finish! It must feel so nice to finish up something that's been 'lingering.'

Please enter me in the draw for the chart. I've become a full-fledged Quaker addict!

kmaurer said...

Excellent finish! I've never stitched with silk, so maybe if I win your chart I can venture into the world of silk.

maurer dot katie at gmail dot com

Natasha said...

Beautiful finish, I love how you personalized with their wedding dates. Great touch and pretty color of silk you used.

What are you on to know? :)

Kelly said...

Your finish is great. I love your color choices. I got a laugh out of have too much thread. I am planning a big project that will need 43 yards of thread. I am planning on buying at least 8 extra yards just so I have all I need in the right dye lot. You can never have too much...

Erica said...

Well done Edgar!
It's a beauty!
I would love to be included in your drawing.

Carol R said...

Beautiful finish of BP Companion Edgar.

Don't enter me into the draw for the chart though as I already have this.

Catherine said...

Beautiful Edgar!! Love the personal touches. Of course I'd love to be entered in your drawing!

valerie said...

Beautiful finish Edgar! Love the color combo of the linen and the BS Moss.

No need to enter me in the giveaway...thanks!

Karen said...

Beatrix Potter is gorgeous! Congratulations on your finish.

Margaret said...

What a beautiful finish! I just love the colors so much. Congratulations!

Alf N Stitches said...

Fantastic finish! Please enter my name in the drawing!

Hazel said...

I thought you had finished that one! I'm shocked lol. Yes I'd love to have it. It will go with the - still unframed - BP I have done. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Edgar! BPC looks beautiful and I've enjoyed following your progress. I'd love to have my name in the Bowl of Destiny! Hope the hounds pick me.Thanks for the chance. Nancy in NY Hedghogmom@aol.com

Missy aka Birdy said...

Edgar, congratulations on the gorgeous finish!!

hugs
-missy-
http://eatstitchlove.blogspot.com/

Denise said...

Your piece turned out beautifully and I love the colors! Please add
me for the drawing....this would be so much fun to stitch!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Stunning finish, Edgar! No need to enter me in the contest - I just wanted to congratulate you on your beautiful finish!

Jules said...

Superb finish and a great way to honor your parents and grandparents!

I would love a chance to win this chart!

Thanks,

Julie

Marjorie said...

What a gorgeous finish--I love the fabric and the colors! I love Quakers and would love to stitch this someday, though it would probably take me a few years too, so please include me in your drawing!

M. Lorraine said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work! I love the colors. I don't have a blog but love stitching samplers and would love to be included in the drawing. Have a great day!

Maggie said...

First of all congratulations on a fantastic finish! BP companion looks great and the colour you chose is just perfect:-)

I would love a chance to win this chart, so can you please throw my name in the pot.

natalyK said...

Your stitched piece is beautiful and inspiring. Please include me in your drawing

SharoninStLouis said...

Edgar -- What a beautiful finish. Congratulations. No need to enter me in your drawing as I have the Companion chart. I am still working on the lovely Miss Potter -- it has been a year and half now -- and it is really close to being complete, but I have become seduced by the Blackbird Anniversaries of the Heart. I hope to stitch the Companion some day, and do love your silk selection. Your BP was what inspired me to join the SAL, and I do intend to see her through. Can't wait to see what your next project will be.

Lennu said...

Hi Edgar, congratulations, it's a beautiful finish! I always admire your fabric choices, I even picked a fabric for one RR straight and shamelessly by searching in your blog :)

I'd love to be included in your drawing! At the same time I want to say that even though I'm way behind with blog reading and especially commenting, I always wait for your blog posts and enjoy your writing style.

Colleen in Canada said...

A lovely finish - the floss and fabric go so well otgether - very subtle and tasteful. Please enter me in your draw - thanks a lot. Colleen in Canada

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

I love love love this!! So beautiful ~ I can't wait to see it framed. I would love to be in the drawing. Thanks!

trillium said...

Oh, yes! I'd love to have this chart. Please add my name and congrats on finishing your piece.

Rachel S said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. I actually was going to buy that chart, and put it down, when I came back moments later, it had been bought. Ooooopppsss.

Sheila said...

Congratulations, it's beautiful.

DonnaTN said...

It is a lovely finish. I am in the last quarter of the Beatrix Potter Quaker sampler. Please do not include me in the drawing. At this point one is enough!

Peggy Lee said...

I would be honored beyond Biblical proportions to win the very same chart you stitched from! Please include me in your drawing!

Thank you...and good luck to all.

Deborah said...

I would love a chance to win the chart. Your finish is stunning!

Ellen said...

Congrats on finishing BP Companion, it's gorgeous! Love the colors. I would love to be included in your drawing.

Hugs,

Carol said...

I would like to be entered in the drawing. That's a great piece and your work is fabulous!

Jan said...

Your stitching is beautiful,as always!!! I would love to win the chart to try my hand at it. Jan

jennilynn said...

Edgar, I just love reading your blog. Your stitching is so beautiful. I would love to be entered in your drawing.

Kim B said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish Edgar!

Vicky said...

What a fabulous finish Edgar. I think I would like to enter the draw for the chart.Thank you.

rebecca said...

Congratulations on the finish. It is very lovely. I really like the blackish thread. I am sure it has been a long process. Can't wait to see the frame you pick out.

Meadows08 said...

What an incredible finish! Beautiful...

Blu said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous finish! The floss and fabric combo is lovely~

Carol said...

Hi Edgar! I love this piece and love the color combo. Don't you just love working with Belle Soie? It's like "buttar"! I would love to win the BP chart, please enter me in the drawing. Thank you, :)

ariadne said...

I am glad you finished such an heirloom...please include me in the drawing!Ariadne from Greece!

Kathy A. said...

Just spent some time catching up on our blog Edgar.
I love those photos of you and your dad when you were younger. What lovely memories.
I love your great finish. It will, I am sure, become an heirloom.
I would appreciate being entered for the drawing of the chart.
Have a great rest of the week.

Lucy said...

I'm the same way...have to stitch or do something crafty everyday or I get cranky...and hubby knows it.

AnnB said...

Ilove this chart and would like to be entered for the drawing.

AnnB

Ama said...

You work is so meticulously :o)
beautiful.

I would very much like to be in your drawing.

Thank you and have a simple nice day!

Tama said...

It's gorgeous - you stitch so nicely :D
I'd like to be in the drawing, please.

Jennifer said...

I'm a bit late catching up with reading and commenting, but I ceratinly can not miss out on the chance to win this wonderful Quaker chart. Count me in!!

Kirby said...

I love it! Just started a large quaker. It's my first and I am so enjoying it. Please enter my name in your drawning.

Thanks for being there for us. Love reading your blog! ~ Kirby

Sherry said...

Stunning! And I would love to be entered in your drawing. Thanks for sharing all you needlework. I can't wait to see the others hanging on your wall.

Lisa P said...

Hi Edgar,

I'd love to have the chart (crosses fingers). Please drop me in the bowl of destiny and let's see what happens!

Way to go on that finish! Yay!!

Lisa P in Ohio

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I enjoy so much following your blog - though I don't often comment, I do read on my blogroll days... I'd love to be entered in the drawing for the BP-C.

Raven/Missy said...

Beautiful finish Edgar! I would love to be in the drawing as well, thank you!

Janet said...

Edgar, I so enjoy your blog and love your work, thanks for sharing. I would love to be in the drawing. Thanks for offering.

Flowers said...

I have just re-discovered cross stitch and I have found many beautiful blogs! Yours is one of my favorites! I enjoy it tremendously and I would love a chance to win the chart! Thank you for your fun blog and beautiful stitching! Frances
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